Men encounter fewer obstacles and have an easier time aging than women.
According to an international survey, males cope with old age significantly better than women.
According to the findings, older males have less problems because they have been seriously ill for fewer years, are wealthier, and are more likely to have stable work.
Despite having a three-year longer life expectancy than men, women are more likely to be disabled, have poor health, require long-term care, and live alone in their later years.
The Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and Denmark have the largest gender disparity in terms of quality of life, whereas Finland, Ireland, Spain, and Poland have the smallest.
Researchers established a gender-specific ageing index for wellbeing, productivity and involvement, equity, and cohesion/security, all graded out of 100, using data from 18 nations.
In terms of happiness, British men had a score of 74, while women received a score of 61.
The UK scored 57 for men and 47 for women, the US scored 55 for men and 47 for women, and Germany scored 62 for men and 51 for women. And the disparity is predicted to widen, as the world population of over-65s is expected to more than quadruple from 703 million to 1.5 billion by 2050.
The most significant difference was in social integration, which favored men by 21 points on average and included social support and cohabitation.
Men were 10 points more likely than women to have high levels of productivity, as well as personal and financial stability, across all countries.
“Aging cultures reinforce the prevalent gender norms in which men continue to be awarded the bulk of chances, resources, and social support,” said Dr Cynthia Chen of the National University of Singapore.
“The structural and policy biases that favor men must be challenged immediately.”
Nearly one-fifth of women claim their body image has a persistent impact on their sexual interactions.
According to a study, a similar amount of people are concerned about what their partner thinks about their body. Only one out of every ten men, on the other hand, is regularly concerned.
Around four out of ten men and women are “somewhat concerned” about their body image, but a third of women under the age of 40 are extremely anxious about their partner’s perception of their appearance. People’s sex life are less likely to be affected by body confidence as they get older.
However, there is still a disparity in the number of men and women who are concerned, according to “Brinkwire Summary News.”